Students who register as LA Phil Student Insiders can purchase discounted tickets to the listed LA Phil concerts online or through Student Rush. If you purchase tickets online, you must pick up your tickets at Will Call on the day of the concert, by showing your valid student ID. One ticket per ID.

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Chamber Music: All-Czech

Enjoy a complimentary wine reception and an evening of exquisite chamber music.

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This program surveys three generations of beloved Czech music. Folk impulses are never far away in Dvořák’s music, even his early first piano quartet, and his own love of participating is quite apparent the blithe trio he wrote for one his neighbors – Dvořák played the viola part himself.

Like Dvořák, Martinů was a professional string player. Unlike Dvořák, he was a cosmopolitan wanderer, although his sojourn in the U.S., where he wrote this cheerful trio in the dark year of 1944, was an exile of sorts, Martinů and his family having fled the Nazis.

Janáček’s first string quartet is a dark, passionate, and skittish one. He gave it the subtitle “Kreutzer Sonata” himself, writing it quickly after his second reading of Tolstoy’s short novel about a jealous man who kills his wife.

Wine Reception - 6:30pm

Start the evening early and meet your fellow concertgoers at a complimentary wine reception in the warm atmosphere of BP Hall. Generously sponsored by Lorimar Winery.

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All-Beethoven

Enjoy a complimentary wine reception and an evening of the genius’ intimate chamber works.

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Beethoven revolutionized the string quartet, just as he did almost every genre he touched. A measure of his progress can be heard in the first half of this program, with the radically concentrated but emotionally volatile “Serioso” Quartet in F minor followed by the much larger and more classically rooted Quartet in F major – the first of Beethoven’s quartets by number, though actually his second in order of composition.

The F-major Quartet has a deep and dark slow movement – “I thought of the scene in the burial vault in Romeo and Juliet,” Beethoven wrote – but it is in the main a big, bold statement from a composer entering a field he made his own. “Serioso” is the only subtitle or nickname that Beethoven himself gave any of his quartets, and it is that in spades, though with dashing brio in an abrupt change of mood and mode.

After intermission, we hear Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 28, in an arrangement for string ensemble by LA Phil violist Ben Ullery. This warm Sonata in A major – a “series of impressions and reveries,” the composer said – is one of the first pieces in what is usually called Beethoven’s third or final period. A profound fantasy, it is intimate in mood but expansive in means.  

Wine Reception - 6:30pm

Start the evening early and meet your fellow concertgoers at a complimentary wine reception in the warm atmosphere of BP Hall. Generously sponsored by Lorimar Winery.

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Peter Richard Conte in Recital

The brilliant organist displays the a technical mastery that makes him one of the most sought-after players of his era.

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Possessing nearly unparalleled technique, a brilliant ear for tonal color and an innovative programming style, Peter Richard Conte is highly regarded as an enthralling performer, as well as an arranger of jaw-dropping organ transcriptions.

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Adams Conducts

The LA Phil Creative Chair leads a provocative program, including intense work from Julius Eastman.

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Our Creative Chair leads a provocative program including nearly lost post-minimalist music by Julius Eastman, the African-American composer who died homeless at 49. Salvatore Martirano’s best-known work – L’s G.A. (Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) for gas-masked politico, helium bomb, two-channel tape recorder, etc. – was widely performed in the ’60s and ’70s. Premieres from Young and McIntosh lead off.

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A Trip to the Moon

An exhilarating new work for children and families takes its inspiration from Georges Méliès’ adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

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Inspired by Georges Méliès’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, Grawemeyer-winning composer Andrew Norman’s whimsical opera tells the story of a band of bumbling astronomers as they explore the moon, try to fix their broken rocket, and interact with a mysterious race of moon people who are facing a perilous threat of their own. Teddy Abrams also conducts Gustav Holst’s perennially popular suite The Planets, which was based on the characteristics/personalities of the Roman god-named planets of astrology, rather than the solar system orbiters we know from science. The results are colorful, powerful, mysterious, soaring and thoroughly memorable.
 

 

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Baroque Brass

LA Phil’s sensational brass players offer an invigorating evening of colorful music.

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Always eager to take center stage, the Philharmonic's sensational brass players offer an invigorating evening of colorful music from the age of Gabrieli, Bach, and Handel.
 

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Mozart & Vaughan Williams

Join us for a night of incomparable piano and masterful symphonic music.

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The incomparable Richard Goode joins us for the exquisite concerto that Mozart composed for a young blind virtuoso named Maria Theresa Paradis. Then, Manze leads a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ vividly dramatic and expressive Sixth Symphony. Although VW wouldn’t confirm that it was a reaction to the sufferings of WWII, it is clearly in a different world from his more pastoral achievements.
 

Pre-concert Event

Upbeat Live: Pre-Concert Talks
With Eric Bromberger – 7pm (more information)
Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowned musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guest artists and members of the LA Phil and participate in Q & A!

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Les Violons du Roy

The acclaimed Canadian orchestra brings Bach and Handel to life.

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Using modern instruments, the much-recorded and highly acclaimed Canadian chamber orchestra and their founder present an immersive evening of incomparable music by Bach and Handel.

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Hector Olivera in Recital

One of the world’s finest organists makes a triumphant return to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a program including his own improvisations.

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Beginning years ago as a child prodigy in Buenos Aires, Hector Olivera now commands the finest organs on the world stage. Acclaimed for his prodigious technical proficiency and the uncanny effect he has on his audience, Olivera makes a welcome return to Walt Disney Concert Hall.
 

Pre-concert Event

Upbeat Live: Pre-concert Talks
With Thomas Neenan – 6:30pm (more information)
Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowned musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guest artists and members of the LA Phil and participate in Q & A!

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All-Schumann

A complimentary wine reception starts an evening filled with the composer’s glorious chamber creations.

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In conjunction with Dudamel’s Schumann Cycle, we present examples of Schumann’s glorious chamber music, played by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Come early for the complimentary wine reception.

All-Schumann is supported by an Edgerton Foundation grant.